London Olympics: Jerusalem Capital of ´Palestine,´ not Israel (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 04/30/12)
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Until Monday morning, the official website of the 2012 London
Olympics portrayed Israel as a country without a capital, while
Jerusalem was listed as the capital of "Palestine."
The website appears to have been fixed to show Jerusalem as the
capital of Israel as well.
The fix may have been the result of a request by online advocacy
group My Israel to its members, to demand that Jerusalem be listed as
Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected a
request from the families of the Israeli athletes who were murdered
by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games to organize an official
commemoration on their behalf.
Ankie Spitzer, whose husband, Andre, was one of the 11 Israelis
killed, said the IOC did not want to enrage Arab countries by
mentioning the tragedy at high profile events.
“They tell us that the Arab delegations will get up and leave, to
which I said: ‘It’s okay; if they don’t understand what the Olympics
are all about, let them leave,’” Spitzer said. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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